The Thin Blue Period
I’ve little time for commentary, but I just stumbled across a fun fact regarding Pablo Picasso – from the wikipedia:
[Poet Guillaume] Apollinaire was arrested on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911. Apollinaire pointed to his friend Picasso, who was also brought in for questioning, but both were later exonerated.
Why has no one created a failed-pilot for a television show revolving around famous painters, falsely accused of art-related crimes, who operate as underground vigilantes in an effort to clear themselves?
I can see it now:
“I’ll run a spatter analysis,” says Jackson Pollock, deploying CSI-style UV lights.
“Maybe it’s just me,” Claude Monet replies, putting on sunglasses, “but I get the impression that this is MURDER. Seriously – look at those colours. Atrocious.”